this weekend's message will be about vision...our vision as a church. i mean really, without vision what is the point. Church life (no, life itself) is drained of passion without vision, without some kind of preferred future to work toward. Because every one knows the world is pretty jacked up!
But more to the point, vision itself is useless if the vision is not a God-breathed one. a man made vision is nothing more than the invitation to join someone's ego trip. it will do little to help others or to improve our world. But a vision inspired by God...now that's a different story. That is an invitation to work toward.... something that ultimately matters...something worthy of laying one's life down for. God's vision...nothing else is worthy of my life or anyone elses. It is that vision that I am compelled to follow.